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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in School

Robert Bishop, a junior at Emmaus High School, is a finalist in the 2013 Penn State Writing Contest.

Every year, the Pennsylvania State University Program in Writing and Rhetoric recognizes three winners and 17 finalists for their writing.

The winners and finalists were chosen from 75 excellent student writers identified by high schools across the state.

Judges from Penn State university chose the essays based on the quality of writing and critical thinking exemplified...

Masons

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge, who work second or third shift, have difficulty driving at night, have a physical challenge or just want an afternoon out once a month for friendship and brotherhood are invited to join Lehigh Valley Day Lodge No. 813 as a plural member.

Lodge members meet 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

For information, call Robert Hoffman at 610-398-2274.

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Five seconds that's all it takes. Looking at one text can be the difference between life and death. Five seconds of inattentiveness while going 60 mph is equivalent to closing your eyes and driving 100 feet.

Vehicle accidents are the number one killer in people aged 15 to 20. The National Safety Council estimates 28 percent of all recorded traffic crashes, 1.6 million crashes a year, involve drivers texting.

Thirty-four percent of teens admit to texting...

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

March 27

The Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus. The program will be "Rodale Manufacturing" including its history, departments, products and people. Former employees are encouraged to participate in this nostalgic night.

March 28

The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting noon in the community room of St. Peters Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave.,...

Zion UCC

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Band, with organist Jane Ellen Knotek, will be presenting a concert 3 p.m. April 28 at Zion UCC "Liberty Bell" Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For information, call 610-435-2412.

Expanded Anderson ER to open April 1

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DANA GRUBB Special to The Press in Local News

Pending the results of a March 25 inspection by the Pa. Department of Health, officials at the St. Luke's Anderson Campus are projecting that a $4 million expansion of the facility's emergency department will be operational beginning April 1.

During a recent tour of the nearly completed 11,000-square-foot expansion, Director of Emergency Medicine Dr. Rebecca Pequeno and Patient Care Manager Mark Lohman pointed out a 300 percent increase in emergency services volume since the Nov. 11,...

LCCC

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, is offering "Running for Life" for youngsters ages 8-12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 10 through May 29 at LCCC's main campus.

Students will learn good nutrition and track their exercise and healthy snacking in a journal.

Kids are asked to wear comfortable clothes, sneakers, and to bring a water bottle.

There is a materials fee for the journal, along with a course fee.

To register or for more...

IRS TAX TIPS

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Some people must pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. If you get Social Security, you should receive a Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, by early February. The form shows the amount of benefits you received in 2012.

Here are five tips from the IRS to help you determine if your benefits are taxable:

ŸThe amount of your income and your filing status affect whether you must pay taxes on your Social Security.

ŸIf Social Security was your only income...

EMMAUS COLUMN

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Shelter House Society plans various events throughout 2013 in celebration of its 60th anniversary. The society was formed to preserve and maintain the historic Shelter House which was built circa 1734. The Shelter House is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited structure in the Lehigh Valley and the oldest building in Emmaus.

The society will hold its annual Patriot's Day dinner April 27 at Fellowship Hall in Emmaus Moravian Church. The program this year features a talk...